John Maguire

Died: Sun., Aug. 2, 2015

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John William Maguire

A resident of Manitowaning. John passed away peacefully at the Wikwemikong Nursing Home on Sunday August 2, 2015 at the age of 85. Predeceased by wife May Maguire. Loving father of Douglas (Brenda) of Toronto, Tammy and Rob both of Manitowaning. Proud Papa of Geoff and Bernie Corbiere, and Kyra Linn. He will be deeply missed by his great grandchildren Lucien Corbiere and Matias Behm whom he adored. John was predeceased by his parents, Owen and Amy Maguire and his brothers, James (Jim) and Bernard (Bernie).  Dear Brother and Brother-in-law of Colleen (late Kenneth) Moodie, Beverley and Ann Maguire, Donna (late Jim) Maguire and Karen (late Bernard) Maguire. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Remembered by his foster children Marie Howard of Sudbury, Stacey Taylor-Blanks of Alabama, and Derek Pichoski of M'Chigeeng.

John was a proud Haweater. He was a mechanic with a passion for cars and motorcycles and a hobby farmer who loved animals. As a teacher he inspired and nurtured students whom he helped to excel. He always saw the good in people and established life relationships with many of his former students. John was fortunate to have had life long friendships that he cherished. He was a gentle man who had a true appreciation for people and life. John was witty and had a creative sense of humour.

Family and friends will gather for visitation on Friday August 7, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Island Funeral Home. A joint celebration of his life with his wife May will follow at 3:00 p.m.
Burial will take place at the Hilly Grove Cemetery.

Donations to the Wikwemikong Nursing Home, the Manitoulin Health Centre Auxiliary, Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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Becky Van Horn
   Posted Tue August 04, 2015
My sincerest condolences to all of John's family. John loved to tease but never with malice...I think he liked to see people smiling.

Becky Van Horn

Donna and peter DenEngelsman
   Posted Tue August 04, 2015
The family Den sends their condolences to the Maguire family. John was always the smiling greeter at the post office. Manitowaning will be poorer with his passing

Barbara Schneider
   Posted Tue August 04, 2015
I was saddened to hear of John's passing. It was always a joy to stop and have a chat with him. Put a smile on my face every time! My thoughts are with you.

margaret mcmurray
   Posted Tue August 04, 2015
Rob, so sorry to read about your dad,i'm sure he will be sadly miss.he was a friend to all. sorry to hear about your mom as well. what will Manitowaning be with out the Maguire's. my heart go's out to you and the family.

Mary-Anne McGraw nee Wood
   Posted Tue August 04, 2015
Sorry to hear of John's passing. As a former student, I will continue to hold on to my memories of a kind, generous and gentle man. He loved sharing his stories and knowledge with his students. Thinking of you all at this time.

Bill and Maimie Sim
   Posted Tue August 04, 2015
Our condolences to the Maguire family.John was a special person who always had time to chat and making one smile,he will be dearly missed.

Dorothy & Wayne ( Chipper) Chapman
   Posted Tue August 04, 2015
our prayers go to all the family at this time. his smile and laugh will be always remembered. John had quit a sense of humor.

Usha and Omi Trivedi
   Posted Wed August 05, 2015
Our most sincere condolences to all the Maguire family members.
God bless.
Usha and Omi

Blair and Marion Thompson
   Posted Wed August 05, 2015
Deepest Sympathy to all the family. He will be missed.

Judy Moggy
   Posted Wed August 05, 2015
Sincere condolences to the family and extended family.

Reg & noreen leeson
   Posted Wed August 05, 2015
we offer our sincere condolences to all the Maguire family at this time of sorrow -we will all miss John -Reg & Noreen

velma shawana
   Posted Thu August 06, 2015
My condolence to John's children. From the Wikwemikong Nursing Home. The staff will miss him and the resident. He would sing his song about Manitoulin Island

Linda Moote
   Posted Thu August 06, 2015
Doug, Tammy & Rob
My thoughts are with all of you and our entire family at this time of loss. Uncle John was a gentle, kind man. He will be missed, but fondly remembered for his sense of humor and his love of animals and cars.
Love from him neice (Belinda)

Wayne and Marilyn
   Posted Thu August 06, 2015
Our sympathies to the Maguire Family.

Sheila Keys-Bobo
   Posted Thu August 06, 2015
Rob, Tammie and Doug and Families , Our Sincere Sympathy in your great loss. Today, I was thinking about the fun times with your Mom and Dad, touring around Hilly Grove, visit the farm, sometimes walk around my old home (Hall) farm and go to your Aunt's for tea. So sorry that we are unable to be with you today. Ernest abd Sheila Bobo

Harold & Myrna Rawn
   Posted Thu August 06, 2015
We always enjoyed John's wit and his ready smile. He will be missed by many of his teaching buddies at EHS. Mae was always the first to raise her hand at auctions and enjoyed getting bargains to add to her barn! We will miss them both and extend our sincere condolences to the family. With sincere sympathy from Harold and Myrna Rawn

darin peltier
   Posted Tue August 18, 2015
i am sadden to hear about Mr Maguire's passing as he was a good friend when i seen him in Manitowaning,,i was a past student of his in Espanola when he used to teach,,,he always made me laugh when i saw his smiling face in town,,either at the bank or grocery store or the pharmacy,,he will be truly missed,,,,,

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